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  • Teen Ohio State fan dies after 6-year battle against cancer he named ‘Michigan’

    BELLVILLE, Ohio – A teenage boy from Bellville, Ohio who loved the Ohio State Buckeyes and fought cancer by labeling his disease “Michigan,” has passed away. Grant Reed was diagnosed with brain cancer in May 2012 at 11-years-old, the Columbus Dispatch reports. At that age, Grant was reportedly encouraged by staff at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to name “the enemy,” which was a tumor the size of a tennis ball next to his brain stem. Grant reportedly told his father, Troy Reed, “I’m going […]

  • Olive Garden offering breadstick bouquet for Valentine’s Day

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Looking for a special way to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day? Well, Olive Garden has the perfect bouquet for your breadstick-loving sweetheart. The company is selling breadstick bouquets to make your Valentine’s Day a bit more savory. Sounds like a sign to us! ✨ See you soon? pic.twitter.com/KBemgN1pJD — Olive Garden (@olivegarden) February 9, 2019 The bouquet isn’t actually a menu item, but to create one you just order breadsticks to-go from your local Olive […]

  • Internet reacts to first look at Will Smith as Genie in Aladdin: ‘Nightmare fuel’

    A new “Aladdin” trailer debuted during the Grammy’s Sunday night and if reaction on the internet is any indication, Disney might want to rework the animation for Will Smith’s “Genie” character before it hits theaters on May. On Twitter, one man wrote, “I’m sorry but Will Smith as the Genie in #Aladdin is nightmare fuel. Also, he’s just gonna use his regular Will Smith voice? I'm sorry but Will Smith as the Genie in #Aladdin is nightmare fuel. Also, he's […]

  • Indiana girl who hosted her own ‘FUNeral’ dies of cancer at 17

    CARMEL, Ind. – An Indiana teen who held her own “FUNeral” in the face of cancer has died at the age of 17. Riley Hospital for Children says Miriam Sawka passed away on Jan. 31, but not before she got the bonus of one more Christmas and one more New Year’s that doctors feared she would not see. Sawka suffered from Ewing sarcoma for several years, but made the decision to leave the hospital to spend precious time with her […]

  • 6-year-old girl fighting cancer fulfills her dream of becoming a police officer

    Abigail Arias is a little girl who had a big dream: to become a police officer. And on Thursday, that dream came true when she was officially sworn in as an honorary officer in Freeport, Texas. The 6-year-old has Wilms tumor, a type of kidney cancer in children. “The chemo and radiation hasn’t worked and basically the family is now leaving it in God’s hands and praying for a miracle,” Freeport Police Chief Raymond Garivey Jr. told CNN. “They basically […]

  • Director of nursing skis to cancer hospital after Utah snowstorm

    SALT LAKE CITY — The director of nursing at a Utah hospital went to extreme lengths to avoid missing work because of the snow. Sue Childress realized early Wednesday morning that her commute to the Huntsman Cancer Institute would be a challenge. “I came out about 6:30 thinking I could drive and it was already covered in snow,” Childress said. “At that point, I said to myself, ‘Okay, the bus isn’t going to come up here.’” here’s ⁦@huntsmancancer⁩ chief nursing […]

  • Man who spent six weeks in coma returns home to celebrate Christmas in February

    SAN DIEGO – A California man who spent six weeks in a coma returned home Wednesday to celebrate Christmas in February with all of his neighbors, according to KSWB. Ryan Caine went to the hospital with flu-like symptoms on December 10th. Soon after, he was diagnosed with pneumonia that went septic, his family said. Caine was placed in the intensive care unit where he stayed for nearly six weeks. “His whole body was in a paralytic state and was completely […]

  • Hooters: Shred your ex’s photo and get 10 free wings when you buy 10

    Hooters has brought back it’s “Shred Your Ex” promotion for Valentine’s Day. “Hooters is inviting both heartbreakers and the heartbroken to enjoy some comfort food this Valentine’s Day by burning, burying, ripping or shredding a picture of their ex to earn 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of 10 wings,” the company said in a statement. Those who wish to participate can use shredders provided at participating restaurants or virtually at shredyourex.hooters.com. The deal is only valid on Valentine’s Day […]

  • ‘Anti-natalist’ suing parents for having him without his consent

    New vocab word for the day: anti-natalism. If you need a quick primer on what it means, just ask Raphael Samuel, a 27-year-old from India who’s suing his parents based on just that philosophy. To wit: He doesn’t think they had the right to force him to be born without his consent. The BBC notes that Samuel gets the seeming illogic behind the concept—after all, how can you ask someone who hasn’t been born yet if they agree to be born?—but his point […]

  • Mom holds heartwarming gender reveal party for transgender son

    There were balloons, confetti and a big teddy bear – all the usual trappings of an extravagant gender reveal photo shoot. But this Kentucky mom’s celebration had a twist: it was a gender reveal for her 20-year-old transgender son. “He thought I was insane,” Heather Green told CNN. “How do you tell people your daughter is now your son? But not only now your son, but has always been your son.” Last September, the son, Adrian Brown, told Green he’d be transitioning. […]

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